Before it was Collaboration Coffee, the storefront at 18 S 1st was the Gallery of the Yakima Maker Space. We are proud to continue supporting and strengthening the local Arts community by hosting engaging local artists monthly. Opening ART receptions will take place the First Friday of every month from 6 pm - 8 pm, with an artist talk/Q & A beginning at 7 pm. Events are held each Friday of the month from 6 pm - 8 pm.

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Rosie Saldana’s “Chicana: A historical Discovery”

July 1 - July 27, 2019 - Opening reception Friday, July 5

From the Artist: “My work references some iconic and historical paintings... Having the opportunity to engulf myself with the history of art, I realized the missing presence of female artists in the evolving timeline of art history. The majority of my paintings have a strong female presence. Growing up a fourth generation Mexican American “Chicana” but having little cultural history and few traditions, I use my art to find and embrace my own identity and to not only embrace my cultural history but celebrate it... Learning how art can influence society has given me the nudge to change the stories I want to tell with my art. I used to create art because it was therapeutic, a way for me to express my creative side, but I now see that I can tell stories and make powerful statements about... the world around me. Art is a powerful tool."


Questions about ART shows or other event opportunities with Collab,

please reach the Art Director, Maddie Hicks, at

Images © Dorothy Groszhans and Rosie Saldana.

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